Intel Xeon E5-2696 v2 vs Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2

Compare Intel 12 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E5 v2 Family 12 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

42 %
2% slightly better overall score
41 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

32 %
3% slightly better gaming score
31 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

45 %
Identical
45 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

46 %
Identical
46 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

7225
3% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
6992
Geekbench (single) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

649
1% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
640

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

12
Identical
12

Threads

Number of logical processing units

24
Identical
24

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

271st of 1,219
273rd of 1,219

Family

The product line

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Xeon E5 v2 Family

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

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August 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

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DDR3-1066

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

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Yes

Xeon E5-2696 v2 vs Xeon E5-2697 v2 benchmarks

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon E5-2696 v2 performs better than the Xeon E5-2697 v2. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Xeon E5-2697 v2 in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Xeon E5-2696 v2 has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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